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Check engine Light is on for a while, then goes off

The check engine light will stay off while driving for extended periods on interstate but will come on for no apparent reason when you get into stop and go traffic.

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    At start up the light remains on for about 1 minute then goes off. However when i take my foot off the accelerator e.g approaching a corner the light comes on when i am slowing down then off again as soon as i speed up.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    run a test to see what codes are stored im memory.

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Hi the engine check light is telling u that a sensor on your engine or tranmisson is faulty it needs to have the fault codes checked by a mechanic.
try disconnecting u battery lead for 60 sec BUT MAKE SURE U HAVE RADIO CODE OR U WILL LOOSE USE OF RADIO try it for a couple of days and if it comes back see a dealer

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